Kenya national rugby union team (sevens)

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Kenya Sevens
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Full name Kenya national sevens team
Ground(s) RFUEA Ground
Coach(es) Paul Treu
Top scorer Collins Injera
1st kit
2nd kit
World Cup Sevens
Appearances 4 (First in 2001)
Best result 3rd place, 2009
Official website
www.kenyarfu.com

The Kenya national rugby union sevens team compete in the IRB Sevens World Series and Rugby World Cup Sevens. They are currently one of the 15 "core teams" of the IRB Sevens, with a guaranteed place in all eight events each season.

They are also hosts at the annual Safari Sevens which have been held at the RFUEA Ground in Nairobi, Kenya every year since 1996.

Kenya have sometimes mistakenly been referred to as Shujaa by the international press; in fact Shujaa are the Kenya sevens 'A' (or second) team. Shujaa is a Swahili word (also used as a boys' name) meaning courage, confidence, bravery, prowess or heroism.

History[edit]

Main article: Rugby union in Kenya

Honours[edit]

Semi finalists at the 2013 world cup sevens (Russia)

A line-out during the 2008 Edinburgh Sevens

Tournament history[edit]

IRB World Cup Sevens[edit]

World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Scotland 1993 Did not qualify
Hong Kong 1997 Did not participate
Argentina 2001 Bowl Semi-finalsts =19th 7 1 6 0
Hong Kong 2005 Bowl Semi-finalsts =19th 7 3 4 0
United Arab Emirates 2009 Semi-finalists =3rd 5 3 2 0
Russia 2013 Semi-finalists 4th 6 4 2 0
2018 Not yet Qualified
Total 0 Titles 4/6 25 11 14 0

Current squad[edit]

Squad to 2014 Commonwealth Games:[3]

  • Andrew Amonde (c)
  • Collins Injera (vc)
  • Oscar Ouma
  • Martin Owila
  • Patrice Agunda
  • Felix Ayange
  • Billy Odhiambo
  • Humphrey Kayange
  • Tonny Owuor
  • Michael Wanjala
  • Michael Agevi
  • Dennis Ombachi

Notable former players[edit]

Sponsors[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SOYA Awards – 2007 winners
  2. ^ KBC, 24 January 2009: Jelimo and Wanjiru crowned best sports personalities
  3. ^ IRB (16 July 2014). "Commonwealth Games Sevens squads: Latest". Retrieved 24 July 2014. 

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